Thursday, January 13, 2011

What Was To Like, And Dislike, in Obama's Speech

Lest I be accused of cherry-picking the text, I'm taking it (and the video) from the Huffington Post, a VERY left-wing news organization.
I have come here tonight as an American who, like all Americans, kneels to pray with you today and will stand by you tomorrow
Well, to be more honest, he DIDN'T kneel.

He talked about Judge Rolls (appointed by Bush), and, in doing so, may have undercut prosecution of his killer under federal laws - by implying that his presence was off-the-job.
...was on his way back from attending Mass, as he did every day, when he decided to stop by and say hi to his representative.
He mentions several people who were helpful to others in the crisis, including
We are grateful for petite Patricia Maisch, who wrestled away the killer's ammunition, and undoubtedly saved some lives.
Who he didn't mention was several other people who provided help in disarming Loughner.
Maisch, 61, effectively disarmed the shooter as several men pounced on him and threw him to ground. As they struggled to hold him down, Maisch joined the scrum on the ground, clinging to the gunman's ankles.
Maisch and her fellow heroes -- identified as Bill Badger, Roger Sulzgeber and Joseph Zamudio -- stopped the carnage.
Not to diminish her assistance, but she did NOT try to stop the shooter.  She just happened to be near.
She considered trying to run away, she said, but thought that would make her more of a target, so she laid down on the ground. But then something unexpected happened.
"Then he was next to me on the ground," she said. "The gentleman knocked him down.
"I kneeled over him. He was pulling a magazine [to reload] and I grabbed the magazine and secured that. I think the men got the gun, and I was able to get the magazine," she said.
It's just another instance of the media's desire to MAKE THE WOMAN IN THE SITUATION THE BIG HERO.

Obama would like us to temper what we say,
only a more civil and honest public discourse can help us face up to the challenges of our nation
Well, which is it - civil, or honest?  Because there are times and situations when you can't have both.  When they conflict, I choose honesty.  Even if it hurts.


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